CPS Adoption

DePelchin believes every child deserves a forever family.  Through our CPS adoption program, we support families and individuals throughout the State of Texas wanting to adopt children who are in the custody of Child Protective Services and need a permanent, loving home.

Children Available for CPS Adoption

Children of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds need loving adoptive families, specifically:

  • Sibling groups
  • Children 8 years and older
  • African American children
  • Children with medical needs
  • Children facing physical, mental or emotional challenges because of past abuse or neglect

Adopting through DePelchin

To adopt a child, prospective parents should meet a number of minimum requirements.  The process of becoming approved as an adoptive parent typically lasts between three and six months.  For an overview of the process, visit our Becoming an Adoptive Parent page.

CPS Adoption Fees

DePelchin does not charge any fees to adopt a child in the custody of Child Protective Services.  The State of Texas also offers ongoing financial assistance for eligible children, including healthcare benefits and a college tuition waiver to public universities.

Support after Adoption

DePelchin understands that the commitment to adopt a child comes with great rewards — and great challenges.  That’s why we’re here to support our adoptive families every step of the way.  We offer a wide range of post-adoption services aimed at strengthening and preserving families, including therapeutic counseling, in-home support, resources for children's activities, parent education resources and 24-hour crisis intervention.  We also offer adoption support groups in the Greater Houston area.